The Grand Palace in Bangkok is actually a collection of buildings in a walled complex. including Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).
One of Thailand’s most famous tourist attractions is also the Thai King’s home, houses the Royal court and is the administrative seat of government.
During World War II, the world’s first deployed atomic bomb was dropped from an American B-29 bomber flying high above the Japanese city of Hiroshima, on 6th August, 1945.
The most recognisable symbol of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima is the skeletal remains of the Atomic Bomb Dome.
Designed by Czech architect Jan Letzel, in 1915, the Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Exhibition Hall was one of the city’s best-known sights.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was declared an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.
Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a ‘world without nuclear weapons’ during his remarks at the city’s Peace Memorial Park; on Friday 27th May, 2016.
A camel seen pulling a cart outside the Red Fort in Agra, India.
Camels provide milk, meat and hair for textiles. Camels are also working animals; transporting humans in the desert, bearing loads on an ascent and pulling carts in urban areas
A detail of the Taj Mahal that not everyone sees.
When pointing a camera at tourist attractions that millions of people have captured, especially with all the mobile phones and selfie sticks being waved around today, it pays to look for something a little more original.
If anyone can get there, anyone can take a picture, but not everyone can see something a little more artistic.
Moving away from the crowds allows us to compose a detail of the place that has an unique angle to it.
Strong colour, lines, shadow and even a slight reflection all help to give an architectural detail a whole new life of its own.
Is that really the Taj Mahal? Well, it’s one of the four 40m high minarets that surround the mausoleum
Two Vietnamese women wearing the traditional conical hat (Non La) to protect themselves from the sun while working knee-deep in paddy fields outside Hue, along the central coast of Vietnam.
The word ‘paddy’ is derived from the Malay word padi, rice plant
The cow is sacred in India; and woe betide the driver who doesn’t swerve into a field to avoid them.
Cows are not penned into fields here, and in the smaller towns and villages they wander wherever they like. It is even said that some people in India might like to come back as a cow in the next life. Now there’s a thought
Walk around the streets in China early in the morning and you can find almost anything ready to be chopped up for breakfast.
This lady was getting ready for hungry customers in Chengdu, Sichuan province; the home of spicy, Chinese food.